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Ukraine soldier killed in clashes despite ceasefire

One soldier has been killed and another wounded in eastern Ukraine, the army said Monday, as it accused rebels of breaking a new truce deal announced at the weekend.

Two-thirds of French voters wish Fillon drops his candidacy: Ifop poll

About two-thirds of French voters wish that conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon withdraws his bid after allegations his wife was paid for a fake job, according to an Ifop poll for Journal du Dimanche newspaper.

France denounces cyber attacks blamed on Moscow

Suspected Russian cyber attacks on the French presidential campaign are "unacceptable", France's foreign minister said today, adding it was clear that pro-Europe candidate Emmanuel Macron was being targeted.

Scuffles, tear gas as anti-police protests reach Paris

Scuffles, tear gas as anti-police protests reach Paris

Anti-police protests in the aftermath of alleged police brutality in a Paris suburb earlier this month descended into violence in the French capital on Wednesday night.

Eiffel Tower to get bullet-proof glass wall

A bullet-proof glass wall is to be built around the base of the Eiffel Tower as part of a plan to provide extra protection against terrorist attacks at one of the worlds most famous landmarks.

Four arrested in France for planning attack: Sources

Four arrested in France for planning attack: Sources

Four people have been arrested in and around Montpellier, southern France, on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack.

Explosion at French nuclear plant, 'no radiation risk'

An explosion at a nuclear power plant on France's northwest coast caused minor injuries today, but the authorities said there was no risk of radiation.

LIVE: Explosion at French nuclear power plant, several injured

LIVE: Explosion at French nuclear power plant, several injured

The explosion occurred at the engine room of the nuclear plant located on the English Channel coast of France.

Nicolas Sarkozy to face trial over 2012 campaign financing: Legal source

Nicolas Sarkozy to face trial over 2012 campaign financing: Legal source

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is to face trial over the allegedly fraudulent financing of his doomed 2012 bid for re-election, a legal source told AFP on Tuesday. 

French cop charged with rape over youth baton assault

A French police officer has been charged with the rape of a youth in a high-rise Paris suburb who was severely injured after allegedly being sodomized with a baton.

France's Le Pen launches election bid with vow to fight globalisation

France`s far-right party leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday told thousands of flag-waving supporters chanting "This is our country!" that she alone would protect them against Islamic fundamentalism and globalisation if elected president in May. 

Louvre Museum 'terror attack`: Knifeman shouted 'Allahu Akbar' before attacking French soldier

Louvre Museum 'terror attack`: Knifeman shouted 'Allahu Akbar' before attacking French soldier

Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve called the attack "terrorist in nature" after the incident which led streets around the world-famous museum to be cordoned off.

France's Francois Fillon hit by fresh expenses scandal

French presidential frontrunner Francois Fillon faced fresh allegations of misusing public funds today as he made a passionate defence of his wife, who is accused of benefiting from a fake parliamentary job.

Anti-Brexit campaigners aim to stage biggest protest march

Anti-Brexit campaigners are hoping to organise the biggest protest march in modern British history, drawing fresh inspiration from the success of anti-Trump rallies around the world, the media reported on Saturday.

France`s presidential hopeful Fillon says Europe needs `jolt`

France`s conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon said Monday Europe needed a "jolt" to reform in light of new global threats to the old order, after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen calls on Europeans to 'wake up'

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen urged European voters to follow the example of Americans and the British and "wake up" in 2017, at a meeting of right-wing leaders aiming to oust established parties in elections this year.

Proposal to ban JeM's Azhar to be brought again at UN: France

Throwing its weight behind India, France on Wednesday said it will ensure that the proposal to designate Pakistan-based JeM Chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist is "reintroduced" at the Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council.

EU nations react with surprise, defiance to Donald Trump remarks

EU nations react with surprise, defiance to Donald Trump remarks

Donald Trump predicted that Brexit - the British exit from the EU - would "end up being a great thing". 

France praises PM Narendra Modi's demonetisation move, says it's bold decision to combat corruption, black money

France praises PM Narendra Modi's demonetisation move, says it's bold decision to combat corruption, black money

France has heaped praises on PM Narendra Modi for his demonetisation move.

France backs India, opposes China; wants Pakistan's Masood Azhar to be declared as international terrorist

France backs India, opposes China; wants Pakistan's Masood Azhar to be declared as international terrorist

Days after China blocked India's proposal in the UN, the world body's key member France has pitched for designating Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as an international terrorist, saying there are "very strong arguments in favour" of such a move.